SOHR: Turkey kills Iranian Kurdish leader in Syria
Amid information about coordination between the intelligence services in Ankara and Tehran
Turkey dealt a blow to the Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK), which is anti-regime in Iran, by killing a prominent leader of its first row, in a raid carried out by a drone in Qamishli, northeastern Syria. The killing of the leader, who holds Iranian citizenship, came in light of information about coordination between the intelligence services in Ankara and Tehran.
The Kurdish-dominated “Self-Administration” in northeastern Syria acknowledged the killing of the Iranian Kurdish leader, and explained that he was killed in an attack carried out by a Turkish drone on the industrial zone east of Qamishli city, on August 7. She said that the victim, Youssef Mahmoud Rabbani, “was a member of the leadership in the (Free Life) party… and he was on a visit to the (self-administration) areas.”
The Iranian Free Life Party was founded in the Qandil Mountains in 2004. It is an extension of the Turkish Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) and is against the ruling Iranian regime. Its members are fighting with the Workers’ Party in Syria alongside the Kurdish People’s Protection Units.
For its part, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that the leader died (yesterday) Wednesday, as a result of injuries he sustained 4 days ago, as a result of being targeted by the Turkish drone attack; He was followed up from Amuda to Qamishli, adding that the available information indicated intelligence coordination between the Iranian and Turkish sides to target him.
Following the tripartite Tehran summit on Syria that was held on July 19 (July) last, there was talk of a Russian-Iranian “green light” and intelligence coordination to launch specific Turkish strikes against Kurdish militants in Syria.
Source: west observer